Pigfoot (2268) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - APR 13, 2005
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Murky magenta, with able cocoa-toned froth.
Aroma, rich and toffeeish, coffee-ish, chocolatey, a little...a trickle of treacle, some molasses and anise. I like.
In the taste: nice, a repeat of the above, with a little bit more. Sweeter, richer, thicker, and quite tasty. Different from the average porter, that’s for sure. A bit stronger, as well, and it is felt.
this was George’s own recipe? Really? Damned good general and president, but mightyfine brewing man, too!
Yum...I could get acquainted with this one!
ivan9856 (189) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - APR 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
The 12 oz. bottle pours clear dark brown, with a massive, rocky tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma suggests malty sweetness, some molasses and hint of hops, but the brief palate entry is only semi-sweet. Molasses flavors peeks through in the finish, as does a bit of the roasted malt and coffee notes, but this porter is a overly tart and acidic for this style. Serve at 50F-55F.
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2005
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle gushed pretty bad upon opening. Pours a murky dark brown, probably due to the carbonation kicking up the yeast. Head is light tan and large with clumpy lacing. Aroma has some soft, subtle caramel maltiness with bready yeast and a touch of tartness. Has some light milk chocolatey flavor with a touch of toasty malt and aciditiy toward the finish. Could be a little thicker and lose any hint of acidity, but still has some decent flavor and goes down smooth. I sure wish it didn’t foam all over the place though.
shadey (1913) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - FEB 12, 2005
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pour was nice with a creamy head. Sweet molasses aroma. Some hops but over all sweet molasses and caramel. Different and quite tastey stuff.
Rib Eye (147) - USA - FEB 7, 2005
2.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 7/20
This has to be the bitterst porter I have ever had. Way overhopped. Molasses? Maybe it’s buried under all the IBUs, but I didn’t taste it. Save your money.
Prostman (1077) - Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 20, 2005
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
This was not as porter-ish as I expected it to be, but then again, it is an old recipe and not like the mass produced porter of today. Give it a try.
jrat83 (4) - Haverford, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2005 does not count
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
malty aroma with hints of molasses. dark brown color. full flavor. sweet finish with the hint of molasses. very little lacing on the side of the class. leaves a beige froth behind on the glass though.
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JAN 1, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(Draft) Enjoyed this porter while rubbing elbows with the ghosts of our founding fathers at The City Tavern. Pours a mahogany body with an average beige head. Nose of chocolate, coffee, and molasses. Falvor of caramel, raisins, and some roasted coffee.
flutetokill (523) - Fresno, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark amber color with a medium tan head. Spicy gingerbread aroma. Nice, lightly sweet molasses, nutmeg, cinnamon and malt flavors. Fairly thick feel. Very good!
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 31, 2004
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown color, translucent, with a decent beige head. The aroma was full of nutmeg, cinnamon, licorice, and coffee. The flavor was more of the same with a definite molasses character...quite sweet. The feel was not too thin...not as thin as their Love Stout...wet finish.